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Posted: September 17, 2013

Rock blasting delays ahead for Sinclair Canyon

Parks Canada has issued an alert that drivers can expect delays on Highway 93 because of rock blasting in Sinclair Canyon, east of Radium Hot Springs.

Rock blasting is scheduled to take place in the Sinclair Canyon area of Kootenay National Park beginning September 23 and continuing until October 31.

Several blasts may occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mountain Time daily.

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic delays are expected to last no more than 20 minutes per blast (although delays up to 40 minutes are possible). Some work may take place over the weekends though extra care will be taken to avoid blasting on days with high traffic volume.

Typically blasting is done in the morning or early afternoon when traffic volumes are low. For the most part, traffic delays should be minor.

This work is being carried out to ensure motorist safety and is part of a broader effort by Parks Canada to repair and improve highway infrastructure.

The safety of the road crews and our visitors is a priority. Please respect flagging crews and follow speed limits to help keep workers and visitors safe.

For road condition updates in the mountain parks check:

Alberta 511 at www.511.alberta.ca

or

Drive BC at www.drivebc.ca

Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit

Parks Canada


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